My online ex-JW friend Brenda Lee recently published a book titled ‘Out of the Cocoon: A Woman’s Courageous Flight from the Grip of a Religious Cult.’
She was recently featured on the front page of her hometown newspaper.
‘What I’m trying to convey with my title is that it’s a toxic organization,’ she said. ‘It punishes people within and without.’ Lee, who hasn’t spoken to her family in 25 years, says the organization forced them to disown her and punishes people for dissension.
Lee acknowledged the Watch Tower Society is not universally recognized as an organized cult but said her experience in the organization fits all the criteria of a “religious cult.”
“You’re taught to hate the world, to see everybody else as being led by Satan — that we are the one and only right religion and to question or defy that is turning your back on God,” she said.
Go visit her site at http://www.outofthecocoon.net